Something Happened in Alexandria Last Night, Details TK
The WaPo headline “Two found severely wounded in Alexandria” caught my eye, given that I live in Alexandria. The report that followed, alas, did not add to my store of knowledge.
Two people with severe injuries were found Friday night in an Alexandria neighborhood just south of Four Mile Run, authorities said.
The two were both described as male. Police said they were found in a vehicle by officers who were summoned about 6 p.m. to the 500 block of Four Mile Road.
They were taken to a hospital with what police said were being described as life-threatening injuries.
No details were available Friday night on the nature of the injuries, or how they were inflicted. Nor could the ages of the victims be learned.
The street where they were found is a largely residential area of small apartment houses, just west of Mount Vernon Avenue.
The matter remained under investigation late Friday.
This gem of a story was the collaborative product of two reporters. Here’s what we know:
Two people were injured.
According to police, someone is describing said injuries as life threatening. Who, we don’t know.
Someone described said people as male; their actual maleness is not yet confirmed. Are the injuries so severe that traditional sex identifiers are not present? Or are police or the journalists in question just going out of their way to avoid cis bias?
The ages of said people is not learnable. Not even guessable. It’s a complete mystery.
How the people came to be injured is not known to the reporters. Whether they asked police or residents of the community is unknown. Was there a car crash? Were there gunshots? Who can say, really? It’s not knowable.
Whatever happened, it took place Friday night near Four Mile Run.